Kettering businessman’s charity jungle trek

Russell and Nigel on their Saharan adventure
Russell and Nigel on their Saharan adventure

Spurred on by his previous fund raising challenges of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and walking across the Sahara Desert, Recognition Express Kettering owner Russell Golding is pushing himself once more with a new adventure.

Next month, Russell will be taking part in a ten-day-trek across the Sumatran Jungle in Indonesia, as he aims to raise at least £12,000 for UK charity, WellChild, which helps sick children and their families in the UK as they deal with the consequences of serious illness and conditions.

Russell has been supporting the children’s charity for the past decade and has personally helped to raise a staggering £44,500 for the appeal.

He said: “I recognise how fortunate I am to be in a very good place, both personally and professionally and wanted to do something meaningful to help others who are not as fortunate.

“I’ve always pushed myself to the limit and will give my all for this challenge as well. It’s a great way for me to combine my sense of adventure with raising money for a most worthy cause. “

Russell will undertake the punishing trek over rivers, mountains and tropical rainforests, in 35-40 degree heat, whilst keeping an eye out for the elusive Sumatran tiger, embarking on this latest venture once again with friend and managing director of Recognition Express, Nigel Toplis.

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